History and Museums

Amboy Depot Museum sunset

This Illinois Central Railroad Depot, built in 1876, has been completely renovated and is now a 19-room museum reflecting …

Burma Shave Signs

Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting  …

Carson Pirie Scott Historic Site

Carson Pirie Scott Store Site, a plaque denoting original site of the first Carson Pirie Scott Store is displayed on exterior of …

Chaplin Creek Village

Chaplin Creek Village is an evolving, full-scale historical restoration project depicting a prairie settlement typical of the middle …

H.I. Lincoln Building

H.I. Lincoln Building – Lincoln Highway Association National HQ. In 1860, Henry I. Lincoln, a distant relative of Abraham …

Ronald Reagan Statue

The Dixon riverfront is an open air plaza, featuring a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan, sits upon the historic site of a 1830′s …

John Deere Historic Site

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started right here in Grand Detour, Illinois. When …

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

Franklin Creek Grist Mill was built by volunteers, this is the only true water-powered operating grist mill in Illinois…

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society located in Dixon, Illinois. We hope you find your visit a productive …

Loveland Community House and Museum

This is a turn of the century community house with a museum of local exhibits that include some of Charles Walgreens …

Mesker Store Front in Sublette, Illinois

Enter During the late 1800s and early 1900s, store owners ordered sheet metal facades and cast iron storefronts to spruce up …

Midway Drive In Theater

The Midway Drive-In opened in 1950 and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it one of the two oldest …

Mormons in Amboy Plaque

Mormon Plaque, a memorial plaque on the early history of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) in the Amboy …

Northwest Territory Historic Center

Northwest Territory Historic Center is an Smithsonian Affiliate museum with exhibits featuring Ronald Reagan’s Classroom …

Image of the Lincoln Statue at the Fort Dixon site.

The Old Settlers Memorial Cabin located in Dixon, Illinois was built in 1894 as a memorial to the early settlers of the Rock River …

Reagan Peace Park

Reagan Peace Park displays a piece of the Historic Berlin Wall and a twenty-foot marble sculpture, “Wings of Peace and …

Reagan Home

This house was the Reagan’s first home when they moved to Dixon. The home has been restored to its 1920 condition and is the …

Temperance Hill Cemetery

Temperance Hill Cemetery and Prairie Preserve. This cemetery, started in 1846, is situated on virgin prairie and an …

Dixon Telegraph Museum

The display area has an old fashioned 1850′ s printing press, historic newspapers and photographs showcasing the Telegraph …

The Next Picture Show
Veterans Memorial Arch

Fine Art America can be found at The Next Picture Show, featuring exhibits by local, regional and national artists. Shows run …

The Victory Memorial Arch spans Galena Avenue in Dixon, IL. It was erected as a monument to the veterans of the first …